Though considered a classic, James Cameron’s Aliens isn’t without its critics. A sequel to Alien, one of the most persistent criticisms of Cameron’s film was that it de-mystified the creature. Its approach is said to lack the personality of the original beast, dumbing it down to an unintelligent animal that more closely resembled an insect. While certainly an issue found in various comic book and … Continue reading Why ‘Aliens’ Didn’t Turn The Monster Into A Space Bug – ScreenHub Entertainment
As an ever changing medium, film shows its age more than most other art forms. While some films may be popular for their time, they may not always be as relevant. Emotion, however, is something that doesn’t change. The things that scared us in the 1950s are often just as unsettling today. In no particular order, I’m about to tell you 10 black and white titles … Continue reading 10 Black & White Movies That Are Still Terrifying – ScreenHub Entertainment
When you say it out loud, The Meg sounds ridiculously dumb. The film is about a megalodon, a prehistoric shark that makes the Great White look like a goldfish coming back to haunt modern waters. The only thing in its way is Jason Statham and a group of marine biologists and engineers. And to be fair, the movie actually is pretty dumb. But it’s not as bad as I think we all thought it was going to be. Despite some horrendous writing, the movie actually turns out to a really fun/dumb movie and will be a treat for those who grew up on the monster and disaster films of the 90s.
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Lord Voldemort, the chief antagonist to Harry Potter in the books and films, ranks among one of the best villains of all time. He keeps good company, generally sharing lists that have the likes of Darth Vader and the Joker on them. But while he is a great antagonist, he’s not per se the best character among the Potterverse’ villains. There is another and while he’s not as menacing as Lord Voldemort (yet), I do think Gellert Grindelwald may, in fact, be a better character than Tom Riddle ever was.
Title: Pepe Le Moko Director: Julien Duvivier Year: 1937 Genre: Crime Runtime: 94 minutes A Little History The 1930s did not shy away from the fact that it was a big lover of the crime genre. With gangster films coming into the limelight as the go-to cinematic experience, it was a big sensation throughout the USA. With the Hays Code in full effect at this … Continue reading 1001 Movies: Pepe Le Moko – ScreenHub Entertainment
Spoilers for Thrawn: Alliances and minor spoilers for Rebels Season 4.
It appears there’s been an awakening in the Star Wars Canon. Timothy Zahn recently released Thrawn: Alliances, which chronicles the exploits of both Anakin and Darth Vader and their fragile alliances with the master tactician Grand Admiral Thrawn in during The Clone Wars and pre-Rogue One. While the novel showcased its main story, it seemingly set up a major conflict to come.
The origin of this conflict dates back to the Aftermath trilogy, set in the year after Return of the Jedi. Through flashbacks, we learned that Emperor Palpatine had sensed something out in the Unknown Regions of space and was trying to communicate with this powerful force sensitive entity. From the third book, Empire’s End:
“The Emperor was convinced that something waited for him out there — some origin of the Force, some dark presence formed of malevolent substance. He said he could feel the waves of it radiating out now that the way was clear. The Emperor called it a signal — conveniently one that only he could hear.”
Usually, when a film franchise reaches its sixth film, we as audience members tend to roll our eyes and say it’s a lack of creativity, they’re milking it and that it won’t be that good. And while that may be true of most film franchises, the same cannot be said of Mission: Impossible, which just released its sixth film, Fallout, this past weekend. The series is known best these days for the seemingly psychotic stunts actor Tom Cruise pulls and Fallout brings that fact to the next level.
Movies. Everyone loves them and everyone watches them. Whether it’s watching an escapist form of entertainment, where you’re given a chance to check your brain at the door and just enjoy the movie for what it is, or you seek out a more artistic endeavor that has you thinking and feeling deeply, there’s no denying that movies are a big part of our culture and lives.
As an avid movie watcher though, the 100+ years of films can seem rather overwhelming. With millions of movies to choose from, it can become a difficult task when it comes to picking a movie for your Friday night movie nights. Especially if you’re trying to play catch-up and watch the classics, revisiting films from the past to expand your Film Buff Knowledge.
As a lifelong fan, it’s hard not to get excited after the debut of the spectacular trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters at Comic-Con. Not only does it boast some breathtaking images and the return of several series icons, the set-up seems similar to one of the most warmly regarded entries in the original Showa series; Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster. Will this new … Continue reading New ‘Godzilla’ Looks A Lot Like ‘Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster’ – ScreenHub Entertainment
Most people don’t think ‘art’ when discussing Predator. The 1987 science fiction classic is fondly remembered for spectacular action, quotable dialogue, and a monster who has joined the ranks of Frankenstein and Dracula as a cultural icon. However, many overlook some of the film’s more subtle underpinnings. Though at a glance the film is just another entry into the 80s cycle of action films, it … Continue reading Why ‘Predator’ Is A Subversive Masterpiece – ScreenHub Entertainment